Take in the scent of herbal Dalmatia
Inhale pleasant scents of the herb garden and take home a piece of nature with home-grown herbal products.
Area around Marina has wonderful natural spots where you can find an abundance of medicinal herbs. Locals have used herbs to enhance flavours in cooking, and to promote health and wellbeing since the ancient times. That knowledge and wisdom is being kept alive by the herbalist Mira Rozga.
Rozga Herb Farm is located in the small village of Blizna Gornja, 25 minutes’ drive by car from Marina. There is a wonderful view of the rolling countryside hills and on a clear day, you may even see the Italian coast. The signature aromas, flavours and health benefits of herbs can be combined with unique herbal experiences.
»In the unspoilt nature of our village, we began growing medicinal and aromatic plants. Natural conditions allow us organic – nature-friendly production, without the use of mineral fertilisers and sprays. We are cultivating the fields, harvesting, and pruning all herbs by hand. We are not growing large quantities of herbs, but rather focus on the quality which is exceptional, « says Mira.
More than 30 species of ornamental and medicinal plants are grown in their fields in an organic manner. »Our production allows us to preserve the environment. Herbs grown, purified and packaged in such manner encapsulate the beauties of our landscape, filling you with the extreme power of nature,” she explains.
Wild herbal heritage
Within their drystone walls, native herbs such as lavender, immortelle, sage and heather thrive. They are used for the production of liqueurs, essential and massage oils, flower water and creams.
“What we inherited from our ancestors we accepted with gratitude, and we add to this gift our own ideas. They are a reflection of the times in which we live and I am very proud that we can offer quality and authenticity to our buyers,” says Mira.
Spoil your senses in the herbal wellness garden
Walk through the intoxicating aroma of the herbal garden and explore the positive effects of medicinal plants. Indulge your senses and let them bring you closer to nature. Relax your thoughts and enjoy the peaceful countryside.
Mira explains that medical plants could also thrive in a domestic garden. It is her wish that the visitors become aware of their benefits, and see how they could grow them in their home gardens.
Cosmetics made with medicinal plants
At Rozga herb farm you can also buy herbal cosmetics. You can choose from calendula ointment which helps heal cuts, scrapes, and chapped skin; comfrey ointment to heal bruises, pulled muscles and ligaments, fractures, sprains, strains, and osteoarthritis; and immortelle cream to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin's texture and smoothness.
Upcycling glass bottles
If you’re looking for something natural and beneficial from the local area where you’re spending your holiday, support Rozga family farm.
Mira is also an expert for decoupage - the delicate art of enhancing the beauty of a bottle by using tissue cut out and creating special paint effects. She is turning boring glass bottles into masterpieces with traditional rural symbols and fills them with oil, obtained only by the pressing of lovingly hand-picked olives.
Rozga family farm guarantees product authenticity and local origin. You can buy herbal products that embody the characteristics of the surrounding nature and Mediterranean climate. By selecting handcrafted products, you will take home a small piece of Dalmatian tradition and creativity while making a step towards sustainability.
Mira Rozga invites you to visit her enchanting herb farm and gain first-hand knowledge of herbs, from seed to final product. She will gladly help you find the right plant to stimulate your health and well-being.